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RATINGS: 2146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, youre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 draught at Founders.....appearance: deep dark and didnt seem too thick upon the initial pour. extremely thin light brown head...aroma: roasted coffee, smoke, and dark chocolate.....taste: smoke and coffee are the dominating themes. that along with a bitter finish that lingers on for a bit. carbonation exists but is very minimal. mouthfeel is nice. above average imperial stout overall.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (1094) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, licorice in nose. Pours black with tan lacy head. Taste is medium sweet to sweet with chocolate, caramel, coffee, roastiness. Medium to high bitter finish, full body, soft carbo. Overall very good, Im happy to try this classic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
voyageurmike (395) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Wow. Draft pint at Bearfoot Tavern. Black opaque with dark tan head, full bodied creamy. Roasted malt aroma. Taste has espresso licorice and roasted malts, followed by booze finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Antonio369 (197) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2017
355 ml bottle, served in snifter. Poured black as night on a moonless night with a three finger fuzzy mocha tan head. Low on carbonation. Aroma: roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, dark fruit. Taste: holy crap this is good...roasted espresso beans, salty licorice, roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, fudge, whole wheat bread, raisins, dark fruit, toffee, marzipan, roasted nuts, sultana, graham cracker. Mouthfeel is just awesome, its thick, creamy, gloopy, just as I love my stouts the best! Full body with an amazing roasted and bittersweet finish. This is one friggin amazing imperial stout!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuideDogSaint (1347) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 10, 2017
355ml bottle at The House of Belgium, Xiamen. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cloves and roast malt. Mostly sweet finish with a little bitterness. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ronritter (598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2017
on tap pours pitch black with reddish tan head aroma is roasted malt and chocolate taste is coffee, bitter chocolaste and a warming booze finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raphael (1230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2017
I drink a lot of fine beer, and some rasty stuff to remember the difference, so its a great delight when a beer comes along that just sweeps me away, a most rare wave. One of the darkest heads Ive seen. First sniff is assaultive, had to pull away: alcohol, ether, chocolate, rye breadslightly chemical but wow. Thick coming out of the bottle and through the mouth so smooth, a texture i keep noticing as I drink, just seeing how the brew moves in the glass. Im having too good a time with this, the extremeness, not wanting to fall off the wave. getting some woodsy hop flavor edge then in comes molasses, alcohol, coffee. Intense, mixed finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostS (295) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 3, 2017
Aroma - very cold coffee, roasted malt, a bit of black chocolate, some slightly smoked black fruits and burnt fruit wood, vanilla. Taste - intense, rich and bitter, with lot of coffee, roasted malt, burnt bitterness, black fruits and green walnut jam, burnt fruit wood. Very good!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drjoeng (1204) - SINGAPORE - APR 29, 2017
10.5%ABV. Imperial stout Poured out black with a nice thick creamy cafe-au-lait colored head. Nose has alcohol, coffee, chinese medicine and liniment. Caramel, burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is creamy with thick syrupy and almost chewy being adequate descriptors, overall like drinking melted ice cream. Palate is thickly alcoholic with a medicinal flavor profile that suggests chinese medicine, with charcoal this lasts for most of the palate. The tail end has some date jam, black honey, marzipan, pistachio. There is also a very nice mouthfeel of drinking really thick milk coffee, like a Thai iced coffee or a cafe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee). Finish is a little sticky but overall very satisfying. Overall, a hefty, hefty ale with a mountainous grain bill, bucket loads of alcohol, and a pleasantly complicated flavor profile suggesting chinese medicine, dark fruit, charcoal and treacle with a hint of spice with cinnamon and anise. All this covered in soothing silky smooth blue velvet sack. You dont really realize it till the golden cord is sinched tight around your neck! Goes on Favorites List! Goes on All Time Favorites List!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Myonlyvice (282) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2017
Just about pitch black with a deep brown head. Some lacing. Aroma: Chocolate, cream, oatmeal, roasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweetchocolate with a roasted espresso like bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (600) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. Black viscous pour with very dark chocolatey head, sticky lacing. Oatmeal and anise aroma, dark chocolate. Rich bitter flavour, charred malts, plum and prune. Thick smooth feel carried by constant tiny carb fizz. No discernible booze warmth, flavour falls away a bit in the back half. Rich and tasty, just lacks the wow of KBS or BS.


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